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My 88 rx7 will start, and run, but only when i hold the gas

, it also floods really bad and when i let off the gas, it dies. What could be the problem?

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SOURCE: 87 rx7 non tubo starts shuts down

My advice. Sounds like Electrical obviously. But many can lead to one or one problem to many. I would seriously not consider repairing it just get another motor put in. They are not expensive.

www.car-parts.com locations everywhere and cheap and good.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1985 rx7 13b will not hold idle

A large rubber hose feeds air to the large block with "RE-EGI" cast into it. Between that intake hose and the RE-EGI block, called the dynamic chamber, is the throttle valve. You can adjust the idle speed by adjusting a screw in the top of the throttle valve to 800 rpm.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: RX7 with 13b engine is hard to start, idles fine, dies on accel.

problem like this on garden tractor ,was weak coil ,-when engine at low manifold pressure[idle] spark could jump gap and fire cylinder ,higher pressure /under load-wouldn't fire...check color of spark -orange,yellow ,white spark=weak, blue spark is stronge,

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 85 mazda rx7 1.1 it floods so bad that

Hold the gas peddle to the floor when starting. The carb does not add fuel until the engine is running. Don't pump it as the accelerator pump will pump fuel each time you do it. Cause of problem is your float inside your carburetor is not seating correctly and "dribbles" fuel while your pump runs. Basically it is leaking inside and needs rebuilding..

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: have a 88 rx7 floods out replaced coils plugs

do you put your foot on the accelerator while cranking ???
rotors flood easily so dont be too worried if everything checks out
- voltage to coil packs are correct
- coil pack resistance is correct
- autochokes not jammed shut
- plugs are the correct type
- ht leads are measuring under 20k ohms
- what size fuel injectors are fitted...standard? a/market? impedence higher or lower than original? is cc rating higher tahn factory??

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do you put your foot on the accelerator while cranking ???
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- coil pack resistance is correct
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- plugs are the correct type
- ht leads are measuring under 20k ohms
- what size fuel injectors are fitted...standard? a/market? impedence higher or lower than original? is cc rating higher tahn factory??

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SMELL LIKE GAS could be the O2sensor

holding your feet on the gas keeps the trottlebody open mite be the trottlebodysensor

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